Tigers dominate breaststroke at the Rochester Invite

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 16, 2006

ROCHESTER &045;&160;There is little doubt about what the Albert Lea boys’ swim team’s specialty is.

The Tigers dominated the 100 breaststroke placing three swimmers in the top seven of the event at the Rochester Invite.

Led by senior Ben Schreiber, who won the race by shaving more than two seconds off his seed time with a 1:01.40 performance in the finals, the Tigers would finish fifth at the invite.

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Josh Anderson took fourth place for Albert Lea with a mark of 1:06.09 while Chris Dorman was seventh coming to the wall in 1:10.09.

Max King was the other Tiger to swim in the race as he finished in the 17th position.

Schreiber would also swim well in the 200 individual medley placing third with a time of 2:10.34 while Dorman finished 11th in 2:30.33.

Josh Elwood and Anderson claimed finishes of fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 50 freestyle with Elwood posting a 22.99 and Anderson darting through the water in 24.21.

Elwood finished fourth in a tight race to the wall in the 100 butterfly putting up a time of 57.58.

He was less than three tenths of a second behind third place and just two hundredths of a second ahead of fifth.

Matt Van Fossen took eighth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:04.02.

Matt Rankin continued to post solid results as the lone Albert Lea diver as the senior finished fifth with with 226.20 points.

The Tigers also had two third place finishes in the relays.

The 200 medley team cut nearly four seconds off its seed time with a mark of 1:46.36, while the 200 free relay squad cut nearly six seconds from its time to finish in 1:36.67.

Rochester Century won the team race while Eau Claire Memorial was second.

Albert Lea is back in action Thursday when they host Rochester Century.